Programs - Grades
Middle School at River Valley
The Waldorf middle school curriculum (6th through 8th grade) takes students out into the world – requiring more abstract thinking, studying subjects that take them further from the world they know – yet also begins to cultivate inner knowledge of self. It works to mitigate the volatility and egocentrism of adolescence by encouraging a healthy interest in the community and the world at large. Academically, key components still rely on direct observation, participation & investigation. Visual & practical arts, music and drama still engage the heart and soul of our middle school students. River Valley middle school students still have a class teacher, which may or may not be the same individual with whom they have studied since first grade. RVWS employs a team-teaching model where each middle school teacher presents those main lesson blocks within a particular realm of expertise, rather than one teacher covering all major themes.
To peruse some of the major themes of River Valley’s grade school curriculum at each grade level, please see below:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Specialty classes